Grasso’s Garage: Hyundai IONIQ 5 is EV futuristic fun

In the world of technology and electric vehicles popping up in the market left and right, we have to be cognizant about what vehicles have to offer. In an ever-changing environment, Hyundai, which has traditionally been a market leader in technology, has done it again with the newly released IONIQ 5. This futuristic compact SUV is just that, futuristic and very cool.

Powered by a 74 kW or 320 horsepower all-wheel drive electric powertrain offering 446 head-jerking lb.-ft. of torque, this little compact monster boasts a 300 mile range and can be charged in less than 18 minutes to 80%. The technology in the IONIQ 5 is absolutely unreal. It boasts a 12.3-inch LCD gauge cluster, Bose Premium Audio and Remote Smart parking assist. The spacious cabin is really something to mention. Without an overwhelming center console and distinctive design, the interior is spacious and very soothing for not only the driver, but also the passengers.

On the exterior, it’s all looks. The eye-catching V-shaped front bumper along with distinctive parametric LED lighting really stand out, while the clean and sharp lines bring out the best of what Hyundai has to offer. Innovation comes to mind when talking about the IONIQ 5, as everything about the vehicle is certainly a wave toward the new future of EVs.

With EVs comes an array of safety features as well as comfort and convenience. There’s Heads Up display, lane keep assist, rear cross traffic avoidance assist, driver attention warning and those awesome blind spot view monitors right in your instrument cluster. These are just a few of the perks that the IONIQ 5 has to offer and let’s not lose sight of the warranty. It comes with a 5 year/60,000 mile new vehicle warranty as well as the 10 year/100,000 powertrain and EV system warranty. Complimentary maintenance is also included for the first three years or 36,000 miles.

Our IONIQ 5 Limited AWD tester came in Lucid Blue which was really nice and had a gray interior. I will be the first to say when Hyundai called and asked about the IONIQ 5, I was “EV skeptical,” but for the average commuter, or local yocal to stay around town, this car is really a viable option. Its battery length, looks, price and size fits most consumers while the warranty is certainly tempting as a huge check mark in the EV world. As a really awesome compact inside and out, the IONIQ 5 is a looker!

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Hyundai IONIQ 5

MSRP: $54,500

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 19: The Hyundai IONIQ 5 June 19, 2022 in BOSTON, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Marc Grasso/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)

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As tested: $55,920

MPGe: 110 city, 87 highway, 98.2 as tested